I am writting here because I find myself in a very Strange situation and nobody seems to know what to do with me.
I am trying to find the procedures I have to follow in order to get the oversea chinese status. This will allow me to enroll as an oversea chinese student at NTU. My biggest challenge is to get information on the paperwork I have to go through.
My situation is the Following:
I was born in Taiwan in the 90’s then was adopted by Canadians (I have no contact at all with my biological family). I figures I still held the Taiwan nationality since I found my hold and now-expired Taiwanese passport with an ID in it. Moreover, it has an ‘‘F’’ meaning that my household registration is in New Taipei. I lived for almost 25 years in Canada and never went back. Now, my studies are bringing me back to Taiwan, but it looks like nobody really know (or care) what I have to do. People from TECO in Ottawa, the different ministries and bureau and offices all gave me the same links to the same websites with no useful information (or at least in English since my mandarin is quite bad). And I have been in touch with all of them for a few weeks with some email exchanges that led to nothing.
I just need the first few steps like which forms do I have to fill? What documents do I have to provide (after paying some good money to get them translated if needed…!) to register as an oversea chinese? I am even ready to pay for some fast track administrative channels if there is any.
I know I am being impatient and sound desperate, but I just feel like nobody in the administration care enough to help me. NTU told me that they are not the ones handling this kinf of issues. At the end of the day, I just want it to happen. It might be Worth it to mention that I am aware of the draft and that I Don’t really care and will do it if I have to.
Thank you for any help you can provide! I am beginning to Believe that I will not be able to get my PhD because of some people not wanting to make the extra effort for my ‘‘special’’ case.